The average annual number of workers killed at work over the past five years (2013/14-2017/18) is 141. Though only a small increase, with the current health and safety culture we’d have expected a drop in this figure. What can we do to help?
A number of methods could be employed to reduce this figure.
- Treat the issue of bad H&S. Obviously the main point here. Educate staff using training. Whether it’s generic H&S training or specific training for tasks that carry risk, companies have a responsibility to ensure staff are suitably prepared and trained to carry out their work.
- Be prepared to treat an injury. Nobody wants to think about the worst, but it’s important to be ready to act if somebody does suffer a serious and potentially life-threatening injury. Training and equipment are needed to carry out emergency life support, which could potentially keep somebody alive until help arrives.